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I Have Problems With Self Esteem

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    Self Image

    Honestly, I get really disgusted when I look at myself in the mirror when I don't wear makeup. I am very much exposed to a culture where you are not considered beautiful unless you are skinny, busty, have big eyes, a perfectly shaped nose, and flawless skin. I haven't left my...
    ASGKPFG ASGKPFG 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2012

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    I'm really self conscious

    when it comes to what I say and do. I'm still mentally kicking myself for things I said when I was six. My worst problem is when I say things and realize nobody cares. Something I've been thinking about is a couple of years ago when I switched to a new school. The teacher was...
    Brimmless Brimmless 18-21, F Nov 14, 2014

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    My Problem

    My problem with self esteem is that I don't have any. None - Zilch. I feel like I am worth nothing. I look hideous, repulsive and any other derogatory words you wanna throw in there. I do get little bout of self confidence but it's never long until someone knocks that out of me...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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    It's A Constant War

    It's gotten better lately, but it's still a real struggle to think any thoughts towards myself.  I tend to overreact a lot about things that I do wrong or incorrectly, according to me.  If I get a bad grade, I beat myself up about it, call myself stupid and horrible and...
    Wraith16 Wraith16 18-21, F Feb 15, 2012

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    Kindergarden

     i dont know when it started or how to end it but  when i was in kinder there was this girl who would always make fun of me or say that im dumb or other  mean things. she would always call me fat or say that i was ugly and such well after that nobody would...
    trying247 trying247 13-15, F Sep 21, 2009

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    Kind Of...

    I'm a very shy person. Not because I'm that way by choice but because of how I see myself. There are days where I feel like I am completely useless. I feel like people would have been better off without me entering into their lives. I have this problem where I believe that...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    i have low self esteem, and i hate it. because i love myself, but its like i find trouble thinking in that way everyday. i have headaches sometimes thinking about bad things. I am...
    NonoFlorArtist NonoFlorArtist 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    It sucks to be afraid to walk alone at school without friends, its awkward to go shopping alone, its embarrassing to eat alone at the cafeteria. My old profile pic was the only pic...
    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 1 Response Apr 10

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    My mom wants to control everything, and she does't respect my privacy or my reasons. We live with a little niece and I LOVE her, we hang out to places where she can have fun, but...
    Starinthedeath Starinthedeath 26-30, F Apr 3

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    I have doses of self esteem that appear on occasion. But it would be awesome if it were more of a regular thing.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 10 hrs ago

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    I'm ugly, I stutter and have no friends. Self esteem? What self esteem?!
    hreinn hreinn 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I am the type of girl who has low self esteem but I pretend I have a lot of confidence. My self esteem is so low that when any guy or girl calls me pretty, I believe I owe them...
    jswdancergirl1 jswdancergirl1 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I always tell myself and others that I dont care about clothes or fashion or trends or anything like that. Well actually I really dont care for fashion bc its weird or for trends...
    ofnoimportance ofnoimportance 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I guess it's an issue that stems from childhood, and has sort of followed me ever since. I was bullied in primary school. Looking back on it now, it probably wasn't as viscous as...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 11 Responses Mar 22

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    Ever since i gained weight i have absolutely hated my body and the problem is i can't lose it again because of my stomach issues and super low metabolism urgh. I hate looking at...
    confusednormalness confusednormalness 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    People with high self-esteem they don't compare themselves to others.
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Let me get this off my chest..... Since I was little I was made fun of by the only male figures in my life (my bro and father). I blossomed into a woman who gets pleasure when...
    nancylu1234567890 nancylu1234567890 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    I always feel like I can't do anything right and put myself down a lot. I don't recognise my achievements because I focus on the people who helped me to get through. I went to a...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    More like no self esteem and no confidence..
    Etherealrose Etherealrose 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    At this time, my confidence and self esteem levels are hitting rock bottom.. Wow!!
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    My wife destroyed my self esteem. Married 17 years. She had nothing. Put her through college. Put a roof over her head. Brought her 3 Mercedes in that time. Took Her To Europe...
    bigrobery62 bigrobery62 51-55, M 3 Responses Apr 1

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    i think my low self esteem stemmed from my mother always saying negative things to me all the time. i got accepted to a university a few weeks ago and she was upset that the school...
    avalily avalily 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    A lot if people would not agree to this. I on the other hand think that sex is a natural thing. Everyone has needs and those needs can be satisfied by anyone, not just me. We are...
    brocktimus brocktimus 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I want to have sex with my best friend, but I have a boyfriend, and one of my friends likes him. I guess you could say it's pretty impossible.
    justlivingitup justlivingitup 16-17, F Mar 30

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    HELP! I need advice Well this guy Met in November of 2014 he lived next door to me. We started hanging out and then by December I had a little crush on him and he did too. And...
    kjonesr kjonesr 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I realized today that the main cause of most of my problems was shame. I am ashamed of myself to the point that any little thing I do wrong makes me hate a part of myself. This...
    ChelseaJN ChelseaJN 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    Does anyone know how to gain self confidence? I've been dealing with this problem for over 5 years. I sometimes feel as if im too nice to others, or just let myself go..I let...
    yasminesaleh00 yasminesaleh00 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've never really told anyone how I feel truly because I don't want anyone to feel bad for me or worry about me. But for the longest time, ive been plagued with negative thoughts...
    cbeez25tree cbeez25tree 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I am supposed to go on a date soon in the next couple days and we met online. I only posted 2 photos of my face and one picture of my body because I'm very insecure about it. I'm a...
    mzgirl mzgirl 22-25, F 10 Responses Apr 4

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    So I was reading the "I want to know if you think I'm attractive" posts ... Then I thought holy **** that's depressing, do you really have to be rated by other people in order to...
    jlove987 jlove987 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I know I'm not beautiful. I know what beautiful people look like and that's just not me. If I was beautiful, I wouldn't be 18 and never had a boyfriend, unless you count the kind...
    ArwenUndomiel62 ArwenUndomiel62 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    I hate almost everything about myself. No matter what I do, I always feel like the weird outsider who doesn't belong anywhere. For one thing l, I look like a little kid most of the...
    animegirl63 animegirl63 16-17, F Mar 26

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    When you're surrounded by smart, georgeous/good-looking, rich, talented and healthy thin people, you just had to keep yourself as low as possible. You know you'll have trouble...
    CallMeShayYeah CallMeShayYeah 16-17, F 10 Responses Apr 2

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    I have troubles trusting myself even when I know that what I'm doing is right. I just can't stand up to take my own side sometimes. How do I help myself?
    rubyrs rubyrs 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    is it any wonder I have trust Issues? You close yourself off from people because you've been betrayed enough times that you throw up walls to protect yourself. Then somebody...
    RestlessWarrior1 RestlessWarrior1 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Like any responsible adult I solve all my problems by ignoring them, getting drunk then going on the internet.
    angeIcum angeIcum 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I have these problems too but for my boyfriend this is a big.. well, issue. I have to wake him up everyday, even if we wouldn't be going anywhere. (Day like this for example.) I've...
    Pagan7 Pagan7 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Black or White-"Some mother you are!" A stranger snapped at my mother years ago. "Bad enough you marry a White man. Then you teach your children to hate themselves!" The stranger...
    ShahirAnkara ShahirAnkara 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I have found that it does not matter if she is wearing a swimming suit, business suit, or yoga pants. When a woman allows the world to see her self confidence, it simply makes her...
    avgjoe71 avgjoe71 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    So, I have been getting more into crochet as a hobby. I wanted to make something more substantial. So, I thought why not a baby blanket? I found a pattern I could make in 3 hours...
    galaxygurl galaxygurl 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I always swore to myself that I wouldn't be this person. So many times I stopped myself from punching a wall. I was afraid to self harm. But, one razor blade and me alone, I...
    NobodyOfConcern NobodyOfConcern 13-15, F Mar 24

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    I've self harmed for a looooong time. It's pretty normal for me now, not some awful ordeal, just an annoying bit of my daily routine. I couldn't imagine quitting, not that keeping...
    KittyCunt KittyCunt 18-21, F Mar 31